Cydia is third-party application manager for Jailbroken devices. You can download Cydia on your device right now.
Cydia downloading methods may vary according to your iOS version.
Cydia compatibility checker allows you to find most suitable Cydia installation method according to your iOS version.
It will detect your iPhone or iPad running iOS version first. Then it will offer the list of Cydia Installation methods according to iOS versions.
Currently, Anzhuang is the best Cydia installation method for iOS 12.1.1 to iOS 12 because there is no considerable semi-untethered or untethered jailbreak for these versions yet.
Anzhuang is one of the most popular jailbreak app installers in the world. It installs Cydia using Dev code extraction method on iOS 12.1.1 / iOS 12.1 / iOS 12.0.1 / iOS 12 devices. As well it installs the jailbreak app using the same method.
Anzhuang compatible to install Cydia with these versions too.
Velonzy is another app installer. This also installs Cydia directly on your iPhone or iPad. It uses the UDID registration method to install Cydia as well as jailbreak tweaks. Velonzy Cydia is not fully functional. However, it is compatible up to iOS 11.4.1 version only. Now it has discontinued.
Unc0ver Jailbreak is newly released Jailbreak to install Cydia on iOS 11.3.1 to iOS 11 versions. It uses Saurik’s Substrate and replaces Comex’s Substitute. This is an Electra replacement and It has Better performance and stability than Electra. Also, It has enhanced the performance of Cydia.
Electra is the semi untethered Jailbreak for iOS 11.3.1 to iOS 11 versions. Coolstar develops this tool & that makes use of Ian Beer’s async_awake exploit. Electra Jailbreak automatically installs Cydia once jailbreak process completed as same as every other semi-untethered or untethered jailbreak. This is the most reliable jailbreak tool.
Cydia download is possible for iOS 10.3.3 to iOS 10 versions with following untethered or semi untethered jailbreak tools.
G0blin Jailbreak for iOS 10.3.3 to iOS 10.3 (64-bit devices)
Double H3lix Jailbreak for iOS 10.3.3 - iOS 10 (64-bit devices)
H3lix Jailbreak for iOS 10.3.3 - iOS 10 (32-bit devices)
Saigon Jailbreak for iOS 10.2.1 version (64-bit devices)
Yalu102 Jailbreak for iOS 10 to iOS 10.2 versions (64-bit devices)
Jay Freeman (saurik) is the developer of Cydia. He is an American businessman and software engineer. cydia.saurik.com is the official Cydia site. He created Cydia & related jailbroken softwares to customize the iOS devices. Cydia package manager initially released February 2008.
Saurik has completed more projects except Cydia. Anakrino, Cycorder, Cycript, Cyrket, Telesphoreo, Quotes and ircWAB are some of them.
Cydia Substrate - Other than the Cydia, Saurik has launched many tools. Cydia Substrate is another valuable project from Saurik. It can be used to develop third party addons for iOS and Android. When it occurs boot trouble, it can be forced to go safe mode using Cydia Substrate.
Cydia Impactor - Cydia Impactor is graphical user interface (GUI) builder to arrange graphical control elements using drag and drop editor. This tool is very useful to install IPA files on iOS versions and APK files on Android. Most important thing is latest Cydia impactor tool is available for Windows, Mac or Linux OSs.
Cydia last updated version is 1.1.30 with full official support for iOS 10 jailbreak as well as support for 64-bit devices, on 15th Feb 2017.
Coolstar launched the initial release of Electra for iOS 11 - iOS 11.1.2 with the access to Cydia. However, Cydia iOS 11 support update is still pending by Saurik.
When you run the Cydia first time or after a long time, you will get an "Essential upgrades" message. Essential upgrade needs to function Cydia repos properly. This process update the Cydia package itself to install new packages and apps.
Step 01 - Tap on “Upgrade Essential”
Step 02 - Confirm to start the download and install.
Step 03 - It will take few seconds to complete. Once done, tap on Close Window.
Note - It is recommended to reboot your device after you install necessary upgrades. You may have to repeat Step 1 to open Cydia again.
Electra developer, the Cool star release the update for Cydia package.
Once you jailbreak your iOS 11.3.1 to iOS 11 device with Electra, Cydia may get a black screen when installing or Cydia icon will disappear. So this update helper can be used to fix the broken Cydia package.
Follow the given below instructions to update the Cydia package.
Step 01 - Download Cydia update helper app to your device.
Step 02 - Tap on install button.
Step 03 - Update helper app will be available on your device.
Step 04 - Open the Update helper complete the update.
Step 05 - Once complete, you can remove the update helper.
Step 01 - First install Anzhuang using above Cydia Compatibility Checker button from zJailbreak, Xabsi, iExtras.
Step 02 - Run Anzhuang from your iPhone or iPad. Then go to “Browse the Jailbreak App list.”
Step 03 - Find Cydia from Jailbreak app list and tap on “Generate Code” in Cydia icon.
Step 04 - Now Go back to Anzhuang App and Paste the copied Cydia Code.
Step 05 - Tap “Install” --> “Allow”--> “Install”---> Enter device passcode ---> “Install”--> “Done”
Step 06 - Once done, Cydia icon will appear on your device home screen.
Step 01 - Download the latest version of Unc0ver jailbreak IPA from below button. Download Cydia Impactor from the official site. It is available for macOS, Windows, Linux.
Step 02 - Now Sideload the Unc0ver IPA using Cydia Impactor. Connect your device to the computer. Launch Cydia Impactor on your computer. It will detect your iOS device.
Step 03 - Drag the Unc0ver jailbreak IPA file on to Cydia Impactor. Enter the Apple ID and password when prompted.
Step 04 - Once finished the sideload process, Go to the Settings > General > Profile & Device Management > Trust the developer profile.
Step 05 - Now enabling Airplane mode and disabling Siri reboot your iOS device. Launch the Unc0ver Jailbreak app from your device and click Jailbreak button to start the jailbreak process.
Step 06 - Wait for Jailbreak to Complete and Finally Cydia should be installed on your device homescreen.
Step 01 - Download the Electra.IPA according to your iOS version from the following button and download Cydia impactor from above of this page.
Step 02 - Connect your device to the PC or Mac. Run the Cydia Impactor from your computer. Drag the downloaded Electra IPA into the Cydia impactor.
Step 03 - It will require entering your Apple ID and password to sideload Electra.IPA to your device.
Step 04 - When sideloading process complete, you can find the Electra Jailbreak app on your device homescreen.
Step 05 - Verify the developer profile heading through the Settings → General and Profile and Device management → Trust.
Step 06 - Then run the Electra app on your device and Tap the Jailbreak button to begin the Jailbreak.
Step 07 - Once the jailbreak process complete, your device will reboot and Cydia appears on your device homescreen.
Note - You have to re-jailbreak the device after every reboot because this is a Semi-Untethered jailbreak. Also you can get Online Jailbreak guide from Electra Jailbreak page.
Step 01 - Download G0blin Jailbreak IPA from below button and Cydia Impactor from Official Site.
Step 02 - Plug your device to the Computer and Open Cydia Impactor.
Step 03 - Now drag the downloaded G0blin IPA on to the Cydia impactor window. It will ask your Apple ID & Password. Provide them to start the side load process.
Step 04 - Once complete the process you can find the G0blin App to your device.
Step 05 - Now the G0blin app has installed on your device now and trust the developer profile.
Go to Settings --- > General --- > Device Management --- > Trust.
Step 06 - Run G0blin app from your device and Click on Jailbreak. It will take some time.
Step 07 - Finally Cydia icon will appear on your homescreen.
Step 01 - Download the DoubleH3lix IPA and Cydia Impactor (according to computer OS) using following buttons.
Step 02 - Connect your iOS 10 - iOS 10.3.3 device (64-bit devices) to the computer.
Step 03 - Run the Cydia Impactor tool. Drag the DoubleH3lix IPA into the Cydia Impactor. Provide Apple ID and Password.
Step 04 - DoubleH3lix app will be available on your device homescreen, after the installation process.
Step 05 - Trust the developer profile, before open the DoubleH3lix app.
General --- > Settings --- > Profiles & Device Management --- > Trust the Enterprise App.
Step 06 - Now, open the Doubleh3lix app and Tap the “Jailbreak” Button.
Step 07 - Jailbreak process will be completed after few seconds to install Cydia on your iOS 10 to iOS 10.3.3 device.
Note - You may have to re-jailbreak your iOS 10 - iOS 10.3.3 device after every reboot, because of DoubleH3lix tool is a Semi-Untethered tool.
Step 01 - Download H3lix IPA and Cydia Impactor (according to computer OS) from following buttons.
Step 02 - Connect your iOS 10 - iOS 10.3.3 device (32-bit) to the computer.
Step 03 - Run the Cydia impactor tool on your Computer. Drag H3lix IPA into the Cydia Impactor. Provide the Apple ID & password to install h3lix app to your device.
Step 04 - h3lix app will appear on your iOS 10 - iOS 10.3.3 device homescreen once complete jailbreak process. Now you need to trust the profile, before open the app.
General --- > Settings --- > Profiles & Device Management --- > Trust the Enterprise App.
Step 05 - Open the h3lix app and click on “Jailbreak” Button.
Step 06 - Jailbreak process will be completed to install Cydia on your iOS 10 - iOS 10.3.3 device homescreen.
Note - You may have to re-jailbreak your iOS 10 - iOS 10.3.3 (32-bit) device after every reboot, because of H3lix tool is a Semi-Untethered tool.
Step 01 - Download the Saigon.ipa and Cydia Impactor from below links.
Step 02 - Connect your device to computer and Launch Cydia impactor from the computer.
Step 03 - Drag the Saigon.IPA file into the Cydia Impactor and provide the Apple ID & Password.
Step 04 - Now it will have installed Saigon app to your device and verify the profile before opening it. Go to Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management and trust it.
Step 05 - Run the Saigon app from your device.
Step 06 - Tap the Jailbreak button to start the jailbreak process.
Step 07 - Finally Cydia will be available on your device homescreen.
You can jailbreak iOS 10 to iOS 10.2 versions with Yalu102 jailbreak for free cydia download. Use following Yalu102 jailbreak guide.
Step 01 - Download Cydia impactor.
Step 02 - Download Yalu102 tool from following download link.
Step 03 - Connect your device to PC and Open the Cydia impactor.
Step 04 - Drag and drop the Yalu IPA file into the Cydia impactor and provide the Apple ID and password.
Step 05 - It will begin to install Yalu 102 app on your Device. Once complete the process Yalu 102 app will be available on your device homescreen.
Step 06 - You need to verify the app after installation.
Go to Settings --- > General --- > Device Management --- > Trust.
Step 07 - Now open the Yalu102 app.
Step 08 - Click on “Go” button. It will take some time and wait until the process complete. Your device will be restarted automatically the during the jailbreak process.
Step 09 - Finally Cydia is available on your homescreen.
Once you got the Cydia you need to add Sources / repos to it. Most applications are available through Community Sources and some sources you need to add manually. Cydia sources / repositories allow to search and download the Cydia applications to iPhones, iPod, and iPads.
Here is the list of Best Cydia Sources & Repos 2018.
BigBoss Repo - The Biggest and Most used repository 2018. It has thousands of tweaks, mods, apps and themes.
Repo link : http://apt.thebigboss.org/repofiles/cydia/
Modmyi - Modmyi is must have repository which is consists of many themes, apps, and games.
Repo link : apt.modmyi.com
ZodTTD - This is one of the most popular default Cydia sources among BigBoss & ModMyi.
Repo link : zodttd.saurik.com/repo/cydia/
Packix - This is one of the largest third-party repositories for paid packages on iOS 11.
Repo link : repo.packix.com
Electrarepo64 - Unix Tools Cydia/APT repo for arm64 iOS devices. This is latest Electra's iOS Utilities source.
Repo link : electrarepo64.coolstar.org
SiNfuL iPhone - SinFuL is the best cracked Cydia Source 2018. It provides the free version of paid applications and many features.
Repo link : http://sinfuliphonerepo.com
App Cake - App Cake is another best Cydia repo 2018 which is consists tons of free games for your iOS device.
Repo link : cydia.iphonecake.com
Insanelyi - This is another best Cydia source with thousands of applications for download. You can find their latest updates and the newest application releases through the active forum.
Repo link : https://insanelyi.com
There are many Cydia Apps / Tweaks available in Cydia app store. Following Cydia tweaks are the most necessary tweaks among these.
MusicDockX - This Cydia tweak will add a music widget which can be opened from the bottom of your device. You can swipe up on your dock to reveal.
HideLabels10 - HideLabels10 app hides all icon labels on the homepage. It will add a clean look to your iPhone or iPad. Danny Glover created this Cydia app.
BioProtect X - You can protect apps and other important things on your device with BioProtect X. This Cydia tweak compatible has been updated for iOS 11 as well as iPhone X.
Double Tap Lock - This Cydia tweak will put your device to sleep when double-tap on your home screen wallpaper or lockscreen.
Sneaky Cam - Sneaky Cam Cydia tweak will record videos and take photos secretly. It is not showing the camera while doing it.
Activator - Activator provides a lot of shortcuts which allow to do actions quickly. You can assign double tap on status bar gesture for opening App Switcher or you can jump to next song by using volume up button.
Auxo 3 - Auxo3 Cydia tweak is popular multitasking tweak. It help you to carry out more functions with the same operation.
Alkaline - This app allows you to theme your battery icon in the status bar. Alkaline is a Cydia app, developed by magn20.
Browser Changer - Browser Changer is a Cydia tweak that lets you make a third-party browser your default browser.
Bytafont 3 - BytaFont 3 let you change the default font style on their iOS devices. It is available over hundred fonts styles.
iFile - It allows to create, delete, copy, paste, rename, change permissions, zip / unzip multiple files or directories and transfer files via Celeste, Bluetooth, or AirBlue Sharing.
AirBlue Sharing - Share Notes, Photos, Videos, Music, Contacts or Voice Memos with any iOS device.
iBlacklist - You can block and hide calls or messages from any numbers you hate.
Hands-free Control - Access the “Siri” without even touching your iOS Device with Hands-free Control.
Sara - Sara is an alternative to Siri for older iOS devices.
ProTube HD - This an alternative for iOS stock youtube app with Youtube features
Winterboard - WinterBoard is best Cydia themes collection.
Grooveshark - You can get phenomenal music streaming experience with Grooveshark.
RecognizeMe 2.0 - Face recognition app for your iOS device to use as a security solution.
PKGBackup - PKGBackup is a process of reinstalling all Cydia apps at once.
Most of people asks, what is the Cydia Extender? It is a part of the latest Cydia Impactor release. It is a tool which allow to browse, install and resign application without a computer. However it asks paid developer account to work. Otherwise you cannot install the Extender.
Cydia Eraser is a tool and It helps to revert iOS version by removing all the changes which you made with Cydia. Cydia Eraser removes the jailbreak completely from your iDevice by clearing all the jailbreak apps and files.
zJailbreak is the best alternative for Cydia. It consists of many jailbreak tweaks, Themes, hacked games, apps and many more as same as Cydia app store. Also you an install other Cydia alternative such as tweakbox, ZESTIA through zJailbreak. It is compatible with all latest iOS versions. Now, zJailbreak has installed over 5 million users.
Xabsi is a third-party store. It offers direct Cydia install method as Cydia alternative. However you can not activate all the Cydia functions with this Cydia. As well it has many jailbreak tweaks, games, movies, themes and many more. Also this is compatible with all latest iOS versions.
iExtras is another Cydia alternative. It will allow to download Cydia Special version with basic features to your iPhone or iPad. iExtras support to all latest iOS versions. On the other hand, iExtras has various jailbreak tweaks, app managers, Wallpapers, themes, Codes and much more.
Zestia is another popular Cydia alternative by Leon M'laiel. It was earlier known as X-cydia. Zestia will let you install jailbreak tweaks on your device and offers a list of exclusive premium apps that you will never find in the Apps store.
TweakBox is alternative for Cydia store which is specially designed for iOS platforms. It is an app store and a tweak installer for iOS devices. TweakBox has Tweaked Apps, Flash Apps, modified games as well as you can install Apple app store paid and premium apps and games for free.
iNoCydia is another popular web-based alternative for Cydia store. It consists of same Cydia features. It is compatible with older version of iOS 7 up to iOS 10 and took very long time to update it to support iOS 11. You can install Jailbreak tweaks from iNoCydia.
vShare is alternative to the Cydia app store. It installs cracked apps on iOS devices from outside of the Apple App Store. vShare SE offers free premium apps. vShare VIP offers duplicate apps feature and it costs $10 subscription for annually.
Cydia is not available as an IPA. You cannot download it from App Store or any website directly.
Most of the semi-untethered or untethered Jailbreak tools install Cydia automatically after the Jailbreak process.
Also, you can use some Jailbreak app installers (Anzhuang, Velonzy) to install Cydia with limited features.
However, you cannot install Cydia without Jailbreak or Jailbreaking alternative method.
It has many fake Cydia installers. Jailbreak is the only process which offers Cydia download free. Otherwise you may use alternative jailbreak methods for real Cydia. If someone asks to follow the different method to install Cydia, it is a fake or scam.
Most of sites ask to install two useless apps and run it for few seconds to complete the Cydia installation. But, it is completely survey scam site. Make sure to avoid those scam sites.
https://jail-ios.com - This site promotes iOS 12 Untethered jailbreak to install Cydia. You cannot complete jailbreak process using jail-ios.com method. They use PPI method to earn money without installing Cydia. Do not trust melxcore17 YouTube channel as well jail-ios.com site.
https://pangulive.com - This site ask to download 2 useless apps and follow the instructions. Pangulive.com site shows they can jailbreak iOS 7.0 to iOS 11.3 versions using two app installation method. Completely fake site.
https://ricojb.com - Ask to install one game / vpn app as Cydia AppBundle to install Cydia. Completely survey scam site.
https://saigonjb.com - This site ask to install game / proxy free one app to get the device ID & complete the jailbreak. Another fake site.
https://download.net.ua - They run YouTube channel as Madman to show YouTube videos to prove the Cydia install for iOS 11 to iOS 12.1. This is fake site.